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Give Aloha at Foodland Benefits Kauai Jewish Community

2018 August 20
by Jeff

Give Aloha

From September 1 through September 30 here’s a great chance to pay up to $249 of your annual contribution now due. And to help our community even more, Foodland will match part of your donation!

The Jewish Community of Kauai is again participating in Foodland’s Annual Give Aloha Community Matching Gifts Program. This program honors the legacy of Foodland founder Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan in giving back to the community. Matching funds are provided via The Western Union Foundation and Foodland.

How to Contribute to JCK

  • From September 1 through 30, 2018, you can make donations of up to a $249 per person to benefit the Jewish Community of Kauai. You may make your annual membership payment this way as well. You must use your own Maika`i Card to make a donation as donations will otherwise not be matched.
  • $249 does not comprise the total annual contribution suggested for 2018-2019 ($360 for a family, $180 for a single person). You can send the remainder as a check to JCK directly or pay via PayPal on our website. Our mailing address is: Jewish Community of Kauai, P. O. Box 3749, Lihue, HI 96766.
  • At checkout, please provide your Maika`i Card and advise the cashier that you would like to make a donation to JCK. If you do not already have a Maika`i Card, you may obtain one.
  • Our registration code is 78502. See our banner in the Waipouli Foodland. Your donation will be added to your grocery purchase total. The amount donated to JCK will appear on your receipt. Any donation must be made payable to Foodland.
  • Important note. Your name will not be provided to JCK. Please contact us directly to advise us of your gift or membership so that we can acknowledge you.

Are These Contributions Tax Deductible?

Yes, contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Save your receipt for tax purposes since it will be the only record you will have of your donation.

For more details, visit the Give Aloha website.

Reminder: June 23 | Join Us For Last Shabbat Service Before High Holidays

2018 June 19
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by Jeff

Kauai Shabbat

Please Join Us For Kauai Shabbat on June 23 

Services will be conducted by our own Marty Kahn and D’var Torah will be lead by Carol Pescaia. This will be the last Shabbat service prior to the upcoming High Holiday Services, which begin on September 9. There will be no Shabbat services in July and August.

We will have an Oneg Shabbat following the service which is being created by our wonderful caterer Sandy Jennings. Please assist us by helping with the setup and breakdown!

Where: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Hardy Street, Lihue. Map.

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Time: 10:00 am.

Siddur: We will be again be using our new Siddur, Mishkan T’filah. Please donate name plates in our new books to honor loved ones!

For more information please contact us.

As a reminder, JCK needs sponsors for other Shabbat Onegs this year. Please take part, as many levels of participation available.

JCK Joins St. Michael’s Work Day This Saturday

2018 May 23
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by Jeff

St. Michael's Work Day

Join us this Saturday, May 26, to help keep the home of the Jewish Community of Kauai beautiful.

The St. Michael’s community will be cleaning the church and doing some demolition work to the Goodale Center. They have lots of projects happening to include removing mildew from the Sanctuary pew chairs, cleaning out the former nurses training offices in the Goodale building (removing the carpets and one wall, and stripping the walls clean), hedge trimming, and other odd jobs. There are also opportunities to do some deep cleaning in the kitchen.

“We are so blessed for all of you who take such good care of our Sanctuary and Church grounds.” — St. Michael’s.

Where: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Hardy Street, Lihue. Map.

When: Saturday, May 26, 2018.

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Bring gloves, buckets and cleaning cloths for the chlorine removal if working in the Sanctuary, or demolition tools if wanting to work in the Goodale building.

Please Join Us For Shabbat on May 19

2018 May 16
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by Jeff

Kauai Jewish Community

Please Join Us For Shabbat on May 19

Services will be conducted by our own Marty Kahn and D’var Torah will be lead by Carol Pescaia.

We will have an Oneg Shabbat following the service which is being created and served by our wonderful caterer Sandy Jennings.

Where: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Hardy Street, Lihue. Map.

When: Saturday, May 19, 2018.

Time: 10:00 am.

Siddur: We will be again be using our brand new Siddur, Mishkan T’filah. Please donate name plates in our new books to honor loved ones!

For more information please contact us.

As a reminder, JCK needs sponsors for other Shabbat Onegs this year. Please take part, as many levels of participation available.

Last Call! April 20 Friday Evening Shabbat and Dinner

2018 April 18
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by Jeff

Rob in Jerusalem

Please Join Us at 6pm this Friday

A festive Friday night Shabbat including Torah service will be conducted by our own student rabbi, Rob Kvidt. We rarely do an evening service, so you won’t want to miss this one at which we will be using our brand new Siddur, Mishkan T’filah.

We will have a catered Oneg and gourmet vegetarian Shabbat dinner following the service which is being created and served by our fabulous caterer Sandy Jennings.

Where: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Hardy Street, Lihue. Map.

When: Friday, April 20, 2018.

Time: 6:00 pm.

Cost for dinner: No charge for paid JCK members. Non-members donation of $35 per person requested. Credit cards accepted.

Reminder: JCK needs sponsors for other Shabbat Onegs this year. Please take part, as many levels of participation are available.

For more information: Please use our contact form.

Name Plates For Our New Prayer Books

We are now gratefully accepting donations towards our three new sets of prayer books. These beautiful books will be enjoyed by our community for many years to come.

Have an inscribed bookplate placed in the book(s) of your choice. Use this to celebrate or acknowledge any significant event, or just to feel more a part of our island community.

We welcome donations in multiples of Chai – $18, $36, $54, $72, etc.  Payments can be made online with credit/debit cards.

Click link above to take part today.

Photo: Rob in Jerusalem 2017.

Name Plates For New Kauai Jewish Community Prayer Books

2018 April 16
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by Jeff

Donate Kauai Jewish prayer books

Congratulations to the Jewish Community of Kauai!  We now have three wonderful new sets of prayer books:

  • Mishkan Hanefesh, a double volume for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
  • Mishkan T’filah, a Shabbat Siddur.
  • The Open Door, a modern Haggadah for Pesach.

These are all richly informative and very beautiful books which we are sure you will enjoy throughout the years.

Now is the perfect opportunity for you to participate directly: Payment may be made online via credit card.

Name Plates For New Kauai Jewish Community Prayer Books

1. Make a donation to have an inscribed bookplate placed in the book(s) of your choice.

You might celebrate a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, a marriage, a birth, an anniversary, a friendship, virtually  any milestone that moves you.  You may also acknowledge a death or yartzeit, or commemorate another occasion in your life. Perhaps there are community events or world movements that inspire you; these, too, could be honored.

Please make a donation in multiples of Chai – $18, $36, $54, $72, etc. Also, indicate in which of the books you would like your bookplate: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, or Shabbat.

2. Please contact Elyse at elyse@litvack.kauai@gmail.com with the bookplate information, and we will gladly and gratefully help you to fulfill your request. Payment may be made online via credit card.

Thank you.